Everyone remember that old Nintendo game, Double Dribble.  Well that is what the FPL is offering up this week the Doubles that are causing us to all dribble with drool.  The options are abundant, and set up nicely for chips…granted you have set yourself up that way. Rankings for double game weeks are fairly easy and I will explain my thinking on this process.  If a double game week player plays the minimum amount of minutes and gets the basic 2 point return (no clean sheet, no cards etc) he will get two games of that for a total of 4 points.  Stupid math explanations are awful i reading but stay with me.  The single gameweek player will get only 2 pints for just minimal returns in his single match.  So from a gambling standpoint would you rather have a player who plays two games to actually give you fantasy returns as compared to just one?  the answer is only the two match player.  The further you get down in the rankings the better the return odds for the star players but for the most part the two match player always wins.  it’s like old maid but with football boots and kits instead.  So here are the FPl rankings for matchweek 34, the week we have been pining for since we started to know that doubles existed.  Good luck and happy chipping and transferring. Cheers!

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The elephant in the room.  The question that is firmly on everyone’s mind. It’s an easy one too.  Just look at your team and see that high scoring, 99% owned midfielder.  The one, the only, Mo Salah.  Now with the season only five weeks long, where does the seven come from?  It is easy actually.  That is the number of fixture that other FPL assets have as compared to the little ole 5 that Mo has.  The only tough pill to swallow is watching all that retained value get flushed down the toilet from all the gains that Salah has garnered to this point from when you bought him.  I say soooo what!  You don’t need it.  Going into a thumb wrestling battle with 20% more thumbs is a win my friends.  So with the double gameweek her and staring us clear in the mug the term for this week is there are no allegiances anymore on your team.  The template is gone.  the options are a cornucopia of abundance just one click away for you to delve into the depths of differentials.  The transfers of titulations.  You get the point. Be different this week, don’t go for the most popular guy, but if you are sans chips left transfer wise because 7 fixtures is better than 5.  Cheers!

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Oh the weather outside is FPL frightful. Dum, de dum delightful. The weather is definitely a blind pimple on the face of the FPL heading into this weekend’s slate of fixtures. Hell it is going to affect today’s Arsenal/City clash.  So if and a big if that they do play rankings are the pivot point to a transfer strategy.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

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I wish there were no FA Cup games this week.  It would make rankings so much easier and cut and dry.  But no!  They had to exist on top of the swamp donkey Cup and push everything off by two days.  Rankings alone are hard enough.  Now mix in another game of fixtures, wrapped in a rotational brioche bun.  Also, there are major implications happening with the transfer window and the additions and subtractions that are sending ripple like affects through the FPL universe.  I don’t sound too bitter though, so there is at least that.  None the less we soldier on and bring to you the second part of this week’s rankings in the Middies and Forwards.  the stud muffins of the ball.  The guys who have to give the chicks away because they score all the goals and make the music in the FPL world.  I am partially kidding because half of them prolly can’t play an instrument.  so less rambling, more rankings.  Week 25’s sexy front 7’s are right after the bumb.  Good luck with transfers and enjoy watching the FA Cup.  Cheers!

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This week’s fixtures have all the makings for one of two things.  It is either going to be an offensive juggernaut that produces lots of goal from all the usual suspects and teams.  Or it is a huge trap week and Liverpool and City all shat the bed and leave us holding our heads in despair.  Either way it will cause a panic at not only the disco, but through the transfer adds/drops for week 25.  My advice to that is, screw week 25.  We still have this week to play before we get all crazy britches about speculation of next week.  the only thing you should be looking forward to schedule wise is the DGW, blank weeks and who will or won’t.  So until than let us gaze upon the beautiful fixtures that are here now.  It almost appears that the top 6 teams are all playing the bottom six teams and all the middle teams are playing each other. It is a bizarre state of scheduling that from my expert lifeguard chair is going to be another fabulous week of fantasy output for all.  So here’s to you, your team and fingers-crossed for a bountiful week. Week 24 rankings for middies and forwards is right after the bump.  Cheers!

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Clear Choice: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool – The King of Motown faces off with Manchester City at Anfield, and despite currently recovering from injury, since it feels like forever since we last saw Salah, let’s just pretend taht he’s extra rested. City are nothing to laugh about on defense, especially now that they have John Stones fit for matches playing alongside Otamendi and Kyle Walker. Furthermore, Liverpool lost Coutinho since their last league match, but I think that means Mo Opportunities for Mo Salah. City’s defense is good, but an early goal either way will open the play up and both offenses will be trying to one-up the other. I predict Salah to come up on top.

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are more of the subtle yet deadly variety.  Why?  Because of the elite fixture that lies ahead this weekend between Liverpool and City.  It is tough to have tons of faith in two teams that are both FPL stalwarts like they are.  They basically neutralize each other on both ends of the pitch.  Liverpool has the best home defense is the league, and City just score anywhere.  City are a top 5 defensive team on the road and Liverpool score more at home.  It is like one hand washing the other this week.  All are still startable options this week as the money, ownership and transfer fees associated with making a one week move based on match-up just doesn’t make too much sense to this guy.  So be heady this week, don’t compound the DGW fiasco from last game week and make it worse and bury yourself further down the well.  So happy transferring this week and enjoy the next two weeks of transfer rumors.  Here are the week 23 rankings for the FPL. Cheers!

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All the news is centered on one team right now…  whether for the FPL good or the FPL bad.  Addition by subtraction type stuff. Let us first start with the addition of Virgil van Dijk, the phenomenal chimney sweep of a defender.  Looking at the transfer market currently for defenders you have Alonso, Jones, and VVD as the top three additions into the FPL defensive fray.  Alonso, I can understand.  Phil Jones is the luck dragon from Neverending Story, and United is fresh of two cleanies and has 4-out-of-5 winnable matches upcoming.  Now VVd, Liverpool play City this week, which is god awful for a defensive CS wish.  Yes, it is at home where Liverpool is one of the better home defensive squads, but still, this ain’t an ordinary attack here they are facing.  By name value alone I get that the people are falling in love with Virgil.  I mean he is sexy as all get out and moves to a better team with hopes and aspirations of defensive prosperity.  I wonder if we all took a poll on how many Liverpool supporters play this glorious game, if they would outnumber the other clubs handily?  My guess is yes, yes it would.  So with New Jersey and name recognition comes a new FPL romance this week as Virgil tries to hit a homer and gain you some fantasy glory.  Let’s see what else is shakin’ in the transfer tree this week.  Good luck on your transfer decisions, Cheers!

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